WMM PLAYLIST from November 9, 2022

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Ivory Blue + Howie Howard + Tre’ Mutava

  1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
    from: Orig. Motion Picture Soundtrack All That Jazz / Casablanca / December 20, 1979
    [WMM’s Adopted Theme Song]
  1. Scout Gillett – “slow dancin'”
    from: no roof no flooer / Captured Tracks / October 28, 2022
    [“Home” is a tough thing to pinpoint for someone who’s constantly in motion. Scout Gillett knows this well, but since relocating from Kansas City in 2017, she’s found one in Brooklyn’s DIY scene, playing in multiple live bands and even starting her own booking company to organize local shows. Her intrepid nature results from a childhood spent running barefoot through rural Missouri and coming of age in Kansas City’s punk scene. Her debut solo album no roof no floor features shades of all her past and present lives: a bold and spirited yet warm, intimate meditation on trust, surrender, and what makes a home. no roof no floor follows Scout’s debut EP, one to ten, released via Captured Tracks in April and received praise and support from The FADER, Brooklyn Vegan, Under the Radar, Rolling Stone UK, CLASH, and more. // Following the sudden overdose of a lover in 2018 and the onset of the 2020 quarantine, Scout returned to Missouri in search of reprieve. Instead, she was dismayed to find that her hometown was suffering; friends and family members were caught in the grips of drug and alcohol addiction. “Nothing was as I’d remembered,” she says. “I felt homesick for a home that no longer seemed to exist.” She channeled her fears and frustrations, as she always had, into songwriting. “I meditated on surrender,” she says; “I recited the serenity prayer. I realized that I’d never be able to save anybody but myself.” // The resulting collection of songs was far more vulnerable than any of her previous work, but when Nick Kinsey (the album’s producer) called from his recording studio (The Chicken Shack in Stanfordville, New York) saying his friends Ellen Kempner (Palehound) and David Lizmi (MS MR) were interested in working on an album with her, Scout knew it was time to share it with the world. “I woke up and wrote ‘trust’ on my hand every day I was recording. I pushed myself to trust the unknown, and trust that I had a message I was ready to share with people.” // ecorded in a big wooden barn with the doors wide open, there’s a sense of spaciousness on no roof no floor befitting its title. The arrangements, too—which feature contributions from Kempner, Lizmi, and Kevin Copeland (The Big Net)—reflect Scout’s rural roots and her indie spirit; a fusion of upbeat, guitar-driven melodies and folk/country instrumentation like pedal steel, harmonica, and tenor banjo. All of these elements are underpinned by Scout’s signature soaring, velvet vocals and open-hearted lyricism – she sails from a hushed whisper to dulcet spoken word to a cathartic belt with ease. // Above all, there’s a strength in the vulnerability of this record. The pain is on full display, but so is the love as Scout presents herself as an artist to watch in the year ahead.]

[Scout Gillett plays recordBar on Nov. 17, 2022 at 5:00 PM with The Whiffs, Blanky, and Magic Marty]

  1. Flare Tha Rebel – “F.L.Y. Too (feat. The Belief System & Lauren Williams)”
    from: Summer You, Summer Me. / Shafer / October 21, 2022
    [“Rosé All Day” was the lead single from Flare Tha Rebel’s new EP. Playful, yet meaningful, the song is about an empowered woman of which a man is pursuing. Lines within the song such as “and if she’s a tease she can do that ya’ll / she don’t owe you nothing man, please back off”, attempt to change the at times degrading scenarios of this power dynamic. The narrative is done in the backdrop of fun and lighthearted warm weather days, cool summernights, and, of course, plenty of rosé. Continuing with Flare’s Art to Empower initiative, “Rosé All Day” aims to raise funds and awareness for a nonprofit, which this time is the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Abuse (MOCSA). Career and love brought hip-hop MC Flare Tha Rebel back to his hometown of Kansas City, MO, which created a second wind of new music. Noted by The Pitch, “As a member of hip-hop collective Anti-Crew, Flare Tha Rebel made quite an impact on the Kansas City hip-hop scene. After making the leap from KC to Chicago in the late ‘00s, he’s now back…” Known for a highly energetic live performance, Flare has shared the stage with artists such as Chance the Rapper, RZA of Wu-Tang Clan, Mac Lethal, Nappy Roots, and CES Cru. Although hip-hop at the core, Flare Tha Rebel’s versatility remains as he balances music with socially progressive themes that are still enjoyable enough to raise a glass to at a party. There’s also a duality to Flare’s approach. Many of his songs are connected to his Art to Empower initiative, raising awareness and funds for a variety of social justice causes and nonprofits. Flare Tha Rebel & Bob Pullian were guests on WMM, Aug. 11, 2021. Flare The Rebel released the EP, The Revolution Will Not Be Hashtagged on July 9, 2021. The recording was #9 on WMM’s 120 Best Recordings of 2021. Info at: http://www.flaretharebel.com]

[Flare Tha Rebel with Woodland Ave play (birthday bash) at Nighthawk, 1228 Baltimore Ave. KCMO on Friday, November 11, at 7:00 PM with Lava Dreams and DJ Skeme.]

  1. Rufus Wainwright – “Damsel In Distress”
    from: Unfollow the Rules / BMG / July 24, 2020
    [New York-born, Montreal-raised singer songwriter praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality.” Unfollow the Rules is Wainwright’s ninth release of original material, his first since Out of the Game (2012), and his first under BMG. The album was produced by Mitchell Froom, and other contributors include Matt Chamberlain, Jim Keltner, and Blake Mills. “Trouble in Paradise”, released in October 2019, served as the album’s lead single. “Damsel in Distress”, “Peaceful Afternoon”, and “Alone Time” were released in February, March, and April 2020, respectively. Originally scheduled to be available on April 24, the album’s release date was pushed back to July 24 because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright was born July 22, 1973, He is an American-Canadian singer, songwriter, and composer. He has recorded nine albums of original music and numerous tracks on compilations and film soundtracks. He has also written two classical operas and set Shakespeare sonnets to music for a theater piece by Robert Wilson. Wainwright’s self-titled debut album was released through DreamWorks Records in May 1998. His second album, Poses, was released in June 2001. Wainwright’s third and fourth studio albums, Want One (2003) and Want Two (2004), were repackaged as the double album Want in 2005. In 2007, Wainwright released his fifth studio album Release the Stars and his first live album Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall. His second live album Milwaukee at Last!!! was released in 2009, followed by the studio albums All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu (2010) and Out of the Game (2012). The double album Prima Donna (2015), was a recording of his opera of the same name. His ninth studio album Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets (2016), featured nine adaptions of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Wainwright is the son of musicians Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, and the older brother of singer Martha Wainwright.]

[Kansas City Symphony presents Rufus Wainwright with The Kansas City Symphony: Oh What A World Of Rufus, on Saturday, November 12, at 8:00 PM, at The Kauffman Center for The Performing Arts in Helzberg Hall, 1601 Broadway Boulevard, KCMO.]

  1. Julia Haile – “Set Out”
    from: “Set Out” – Single / Julia Haile / September 30, 2022
    [One of two new singles (including “Heavy Rotation”) released by Julia Haile and September 30, 2022. Julia Haile is a singer and songwriter based in Kansas City, MO. Her natural talent and musical education have fueled a career of exciting performances and beautiful music. From leading Neo-Soul band Hi-Lux and international collaborations to solo works, Julia’s goal is create meaningful musical experiences for all. Julia’s work with Hi-Lux included Tim Braun on guitar, Nick Howell on keys, Dan Loftus on bass, (and prior to that Pete Leibert on bass) and Kian Bryne on drums. Hi-Lux is a Modern-Soul band that blends and bends the boundaries between soul, rock n roll, reggae, and funk. This group aims to create music that pays tribute to their myriad of influences (Amy Winehouse, The Meters, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings). but also claims a spotlight of its own in the musical world. Hi-Lux released the singles, “Revolution” and “Get What You Give” on February 28, 2020, through The Record Machine. Hi-Lux released the single. “Don’t Blame Lee” (featuring Lee Scratch Perry) on April 20, 2018. Hi-Lux released the 7” vinyl single, “”Dance With My Baby” b​/​w “Don’t Blame Me” on January 5, 2018 through Sunflower Soul Records. Hi-Lux released their 6-track, self-titled EP, Hi-Lux on January 2, 2018. All 6 songs had previously been released as singles..]The band brings together elements of soul, reggae and funk for a unique and dance inspiring sound. More info at: http://www.hi-lux.bandcamp.com and http://www.juliaHaile.com]

[Julia Haile Quintet plays Second Edition of the @collectifmirr International Exchange! November 17 at A LA Dynamo n Paris France featuring Hermon Mehari and Alessandro Lanzoni -Arc Fiction.]

  1. Siilk – “Stagnant”
    from: Siilk / Siilk / July 1, 2022
    [Produced by Justin Mantooth and Siilk. Recorded and mixed by Justin Mantooth at Westend Recording
    Studios in Kansas City.]

[Siilk plays Farwell KCMO, at 6515 Stadium Drive, KCMO, MO. On Thursday, November 10. at 7:00 PM with King Pink, and Feverest from Oklahoma, and Perfume.]

  1. Stacy Busch – “Moscow”
    from: Finder / Stacy Busch / October 5, 2022
    [FINDER was written during the 8 week international and virtual residency OneBeat Virtual 3. Each piece was created using home audio and visual recordings from the musicians in the residency program. The majority of the tracks in the pieces are, in fact, samples from these recordings that have been manipulated in various ways. // Stacy writes, “Thank you to OneBeat, Found Sound Nation and the U.S. Department of State Cultural Affairs for the opportunity to participate in OneBeat Virtual 3. Additionally, thank you to the entire cohort of OneBeat Virtual 3 fellows for their artistry and inspiration and to Anton Maskeliade for facilitating this process.” // Featuring: Goodluck Babatunde, Eduardo Pininga, Lucy Little, A.yoni Jeffries, Kateyrna Kostrova, Ivona Eterović, Takahara Suiko, Sokhibjon Kurbanov, Anton Maskeliade, Tewdros Fantahun Ejigu, Bawari Basanti, Sruti Sarathy, J.J. Pearse // Thank you to Gorbi for all album artwork and Vaughan Harrison for photography. // Earlier this year Stacy Busch released music from ghe production of:“When/Time” originally presented in Charlotte Street Foundation’s Black Box Theater, 3333 Wyoming St., KCMO, on June 25 & 26, 2021. Busch was named a 2020 Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Performing Artist. This project, intended for 2020, was delayed due to the pandemic. “When/Time,” will now go on tours to health centers, behavioral health/addiction centers, and schools.. “What is certain is that Busch is an important emerging compositional voice, fearless in its vulnerability, and able to pull disparate musical genres into a cohesive whole without artifice.” -KC METROPOLIS. Stacy Busch is a composer and performer. Her concerts and productions are designed to be provocative yet accessible in order to cultivate broader artistic interest and, in particular, reach under-served and/or misrepresented communities. Stacy is the founder and president of No Divide KC, an arts and social justice non-profit that creates artistic events for social causes. Artistically, her work deals with internal conflicts that are often taken abstractly from her personal experiences with addiction and bipolar disorder. These experiences of duality both in the mind and body are universal and her work expresses this underlying human vulnerability. Stacy’s work has been performed nationally as well as in France and Iceland. In 2020, Stacy’s non-profit No Divide KC is producd the 1st Annual Queer Narratives Festival. Also in 2020 Stacy worked on composing the new music and theater production, When/Time in partnership with Charlotte Street Foundation. COVID-19 has changed the dated of this performance. Stacy also has collaborative projects in the works with The Mid America Freedom Band. Recently, Stacy released a new project and subsequent album, titled Mass, which she premiered at MTH Theater. Stacy has performed at Splice Electroacoustic Music Festival, she scored the documentary “The Ordinance Project” which premiered at the Kansas City LGBTQ Film festival, she partnered with Gilda’s Club KC, Owen/Cox Dance Group and Charlotte Street Foundation to compose and perform the music for “Collective: Our Stories of Cancer,” other service with No Divide KC includes partnerships with the Kansas City Ballet School and the Johnson County Library. In addition to Kansas City, Stacy’s work has been featured at the University of Colorado-Boulder, UMKC Conservatory of Music a& Dance, Western Michigan University & Central Michigan University. It has also been performed by ensembles including: loadbang, Bent Frequency and the Beo String Quartet. She is a 2020 Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Performing Artist Fellow. Stacy has received grants from ArtsKC, ArtSounds, Charlotte Street Foundation and the UMKC Women’s Council. Stacy received her MM In composition from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and her BM in composition from Western Michigan University. Her teachers include Rome Prize winners Paul Rudy & James Mobberley as well as Pulitzer Prize winners Zhou Long and Chen Yi. Other influential teachers include Guggenheim Fellow Curtis Curtis-Smith, Christopher Biggs & Lisa Coons. Prior to studying music, Stacy studied journalism at Boston University.]
  1. David George Orchestra – “Tired of Being Good [feat. Shay Estes & Camry Ivory]
    from: Finder / David George / November 18, 2022
    [Recorded at Weights and Measures Soundlabs. Engineered and Mastered by Duane Trowers. Mixed by George Johnsen. David George – Electric Guitar; Shay Estes – Vocals; Camry Ivory – Vocals; Giuliano Minguicci – Drums; Jeff Harshbarger – Double Bass; Ken Lovern – Keys; Nate Nall – Trumpet; Kristen Nall – Trombone; Scott Reed – Sax; Chako Finn – Bass Trombone. The David George Orchestra Rock & Roll Christmas Show (Dec. 8. 9. 10) tickets are available for Wichita, KC, and Lincoln. More info at: http://www.davidgeorgeband.com]

[David George Orchestra – A Rock n Roll Christmas Show is Friday, December 9, at 7:00 PM at The Madrid Theatre, 3810 Main Street, KCMO.]

10:29 – Underwriting

  1. Tre’ Mutava – “Pre-K”
    from: The Movies / Currently Crafting / July 31, 2021,
    [Tre’ Mutava is a 20-year old, self-made indie producer, singer and songwriter based in Overland Park, Kansas.Tre’ Mutava ‘s new single and video, “Moving” (feat. Noah Anthony), was released on September 30, 2022. More info at: http://www.tremutava.com]

10:35 – Interview with Tre’ Mutava

20-year old, Tre’ Mutava is a self-made indie producer, singer and songwriter based in Overland Park, Kansas. Tre’ released his debut solo album THE MOVIES on July 31, 2021. Tre’ Mutava ‘s new follow-up single and video, “Moving” (feat. Noah Anthony), was just recently released on September 30, 2022. More info at: http://www.tremutava.com

Tre’ Mutava thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Tre’ Mutava currently studies business at Johnson County Community College

He went to Shawnee Mission Northwest High.

Tre’ called his debut solo album THE MOVIES a “bedroom symphony” because he create much of the music in his bedroom.

Tre’ staged a The Movies Tour

The Movies is like a scrapbook of Tre’ Mutava’s life up until the time he created this album, each song representing specific turning points in his young life.

THE MOVIES

  1. Pre-K
  2. The Good Place
  3. Best Year
  4. Proud (feat. Astro and Friends)
  5. Second Guessing (feat. MLLS)
  6. Lullaby
  7. Diagnosis
  8. Talk Instead
  9. Father
  10. Face The Facts
  11. Facebook Friends
  12. GO! (feat. PEABOD)
  13. Throwback
  14. Graduation

Tre’ Mutava lives in Overland Park, Kansas and has over 50,000 YouTube views on his new single “Moving (feat. Noah Anthony)”

Tre’s new single, “Moving (feat. Noah Anthony)” was recently released on September 30, 2022 through Currently Crafting.

10:43

  1. Tre’ Mutava – “Moving (feat. Noah Anthony)”
    from: “Moving (feat. Noah Anthony)” – Single / Currently Crafting / September 30, 2022,
    [Tre’ Mutava is a 20-year old, self-made indie producer, singer and songwriter based in Overland Park, Kansas.Tre’ Mutava ‘s new single and video, “Moving” (feat. Noah Anthony), was follows his debut album, THE MOVIES released July 31, 2021. More info at: http://www.tremutava.com]

10:47 – Interview with Tre’ Mutava

20-year old, Tre’ Mutava is a self-made indie producer, singer and songwriter based in Overland Park, Kansas. Tre’ released his debut solo album THE MOVIES on July 31, 2021. Tre’ Mutava ‘s new follow-up single and video, “Moving” (feat. Noah Anthony), was just recently released on September 30, 2022. More info at: http://www.tremutava.com

Tre’ Mutava thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Tre’ Mutava played The Uptown Theatre, The Rino, Down Town Overland Park.

Te’ Mutava is strong-willed, perceptive, and goal oriented.

Tre’ Mutava will be turning 21 on December 21, 2022

Tre’ Mutava thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Tre’ Mutava’s debut solo album THE MOVIES on July 31, 2021. Tre’ Mutava ‘s new follow-up single and video, “Moving” (feat. Noah Anthony), was just recently released on September 30, 2022. More info at: http://www.tremutava.com

10:54

  1. Tre’ Mutava – “The Good Place”
    from: The Movies / Currently Crafting / July 31, 2021,
    [Tre’ Mutava is a 20-year old, self-made indie producer, singer and songwriter based in Overland Park, Kansas.Tre’ Mutava ‘s new single and video, “Moving” (feat. Noah Anthony), was released on September 30, 2022. More info at: http://www.tremutava.com]
  1. Kadesh Flow – “Dream For Me”
    from: “Dream For Me”– Single / Ryan Jamaal Davis / October 10, 2022
    [On October 21, 2022 Kadesh Flow released the single”Chill (feat. Mir Blackwell).” On September 30 2022 Marcus Lewis Big Band released the single, “You’re Very Special (feat. Kemet Coleman, Kadesh Flow & Kevin Church Johnson).” On July 1, 2022 Kadesh Flow released the single “Away From You.”Aboout that single Kadesh told us “I’ve been a little quiet from a release standpoint because I’ve been scoring a feature length film.” “This song is… inspired by Eren Yeager and his tragic, brutal journey in Attack on Titan but is also deeply personal to me. There’s a lot of current world problem glazing that I’m doing on it as well.” “Also, June 30 marks five years since I left my financial tech career to pursue my performing and recording artist career full time. I’m releasing this on July 1,, partially in celebration of that milestone.” This is one of over 23 new singles Kadesh Flow has released in the last 18 months: This is a follow up to “Move Different (feat. Gr3s0n)” with lyrics by Kadesh Flow & Gr3ys0n. Music by Kadesh Flow. Mixing: Kadesh Flow. Mastering: Kadesh Flow and was released on January 21, 2022. The year before, Kadesh Flow & The Enclave released, “Soft Side,” on Jan. 21, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released, “Assumptions feat. Shubzilla,” on Jan. 29, 2021. Kadesh Flow released, “Frosty,” on February 12, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow & The Enclave released, “Cry For Me 2,” February 12, 2021. Kadesh Flow released, “Not on My Watch,” on February 19, 2021, Inspired by Lord Beerus (Dragonball Super). Kadesh Flow released, “Held Me Longer,” on Marc written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released, “Your Dream Isn’t Always Yours,” on March 12, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow & The Enclave released, “Forgot About Me,” on March 14, 2021. Kadesh Flow released, “Take Backs (feat. Ryan Heinlein),” on March 26, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow & The Enclave released, “But Hope” on March 26, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released the single, “I Don’t Care” on April 9, 2021, written, performed, mixed and mastered by Kadesh Flow. Produced by D. Professor. Kadesh Flow released the single, “That Way” on April 16, 2021, written, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow, and produced by Dominique “Bassman” Saunders. Kadesh Flow released the new single, “So Far” on April 23, 2021, written, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow and produced by Dominique “Bassman” Sanders. Kadesh Flow released the single, “On Target” on April 30, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed and mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released the single ”Lighten Up”on May 7, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released the single “Elegant” on May 21, 2021. Written, Produced, Performed, Mixed & Mastered by Kadesh Flow. This is his 16th single the year, so far. Kadesh Flow released the 13-track album ROOM SERVICE 2, on July 19, 2021. Kadesh Flow released the single “Coming For Your Neck” on August 20, 2021. Written, Produced, Performed, Mixed & Mastered by Kadesh Flow. This is his 17th single the year. Kadesh Flow released the single “Easy” on August 27, 2021. Written, Produced, Performed, Mixed & Mastered by Kadesh Flow. This is his 18th single the year. Kadesh Flow released the single “Fiend” on Sept. 4, 2021. Written, Performed, Mixed & Mastered by Kadesh Flow. Produced by Dominique Sanders. This is his 19th single the year. le, “Gardens Out The Gutter” on Dec. 3, 2021. This is one of 22 singles and a 13 track album that Kadesh Flow has released so far this year. Written, Performed, Mixed & Mastered: Kadesh Flow. Instrumental: Dominique Sanders. Kadesh Flow released the single, “CHOICE (The Cost)” on December 17, 2021. Written, Performed, Mixed & Mastered: Kadesh Flow. Instrumental: Dominique Sanders. This is one of 22 singles and a 13 track album that Kadesh Flow has released so far this year. Kadesh Flow is Ryan Davis is a rapper with an MBA. He is an emcee, producer, & trombonist. At age 11, he began rapping and playing trombone within two weeks of one another. His music has been featured on network television in multiple countries and territories across Southeast Asia. Kadesh performs as a solo hip hop artist. He also plays with The Phantastics, and Marcus Lewis Big Band. Kadesh Flow played the 17th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 11, as part of Deshica Rage (with Kadesh Flow & Jessica Paige) at 10:00 PM on Community Lending of America Stage at Lemonade Park. Kadesh Flow was on WMM on Oct. 21, 2020. More info at: http://www.kadeshflow.com ]

11:00 – Station ID

  1. M/S Ride – “Cooky”
    from: Fight Songs / Mr. Furious Records / November 1, 2022
    [M/S Ride is multi-instrumentalist Howie Howard’s new solo album, FIGHT SONGS, released on November 1, 2022. Howie has played in several bands including: Mars Lights, Dark Satellites, Night Mode, howie&scott, and Five Star Crush. Howie is the founder of Mr. Furious Records that he started in 2004 after graduating from college. Mr. Furious Records puts out 4-5 projects a year. Along with Nate Holt and Royce Diamond, Howie is the co-host and producer of The Long Play Listening Party an area podcast that interviews area musicians and plays from their latest releases. More info at: linktr.ee/thelongplayLP. Howie started his first indie band in 10th grade, Howie grew up in Crete, Nebraska and graduated from Doane University, singing and playing drums in school groups the whole time. Howie moved to Kansas City in 2005 and Lawrenc, Kansas in 2015. Howie Howard works as a Quality Systems and Analytics Manager for DCCCA, a Lawrence-based human services non-profit. Howie writes that, “FIGHT SONGS is mostly about his relationship with his spouse Cari Ann Kreienhop. More information at: http://www.mrfuriousrecords.com.]

    11:04 – Interview with Howie Howard

Howie Howard joins to share details about his new solo album, FIGHT SONGS from M/S Ride, released on November 1, 2022. Howie has played in several bands including: Mars Lights, Dark Satellites, Night Mode, howie&scott, and Five Star Crush. Howie is the founder of Mr. Furious Records that he started in 2004 after graduating from college. Mr. Furious Records puts out 4-5 projects a year. Along with Nate Holt and Royce Diamond, Howie is the co-host and producer of The Long Play Listening Party an area podcast that interviews area musicians and plays from their latest releases. More info at: linktr.ee/thelongplayLP. Howie started his first indie band in 10th grade, Howie grew up in Crete, Nebraska and graduated from Doane University, singing and playing drums in school groups the whole time. Howie moved to Kansas City in 2005 and Lawrenc, Kansas in 2015. Howie Howard works as a Quality Systems and Analytics Manager for DCCCA, a Lawrence-based human services non-profit. Howie writes that, “FIGHT SONGS is mostly about his relationship with his spouse Cari Ann Kreienhop. More information at: http://www.mrfuriousrecords.com.

Howie Howard, thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Howie grew up in Crete, Nebraska and Howie started his first indie band in 10th grade.

Howie graduated from Doane University, (located in Crete, Nebraska) singing and playing drums in school groups the whole time.

Howie moved to Kansas City in 2005 and Lawrence, Kansas in 2015.

Howie has played in several bands including: Mars Lights, Dark Satellites, Night Mode, howie&scott, and Five Star Crush.

M/S Ride is the solo music project of Howie Howard. Howie writes that, “FIGHT SONGS is mostly about his relationship with his spouse Cari Ann Kreienhop.

More information at: http://www.mrfuriousrecords.com.

Howie is the founder of Mr. Furious Records that he started in 2004 after graduating from college. Mr. Furious Records puts out 4-5 projects a year.

Along with Nate Holt and Royce Diamond, Howie is the co-host and producer of The Long Play Listening Party an area podcast that interviews area musicians and plays from their latest releases.

More info at: linktr.ee/thelongplayLP.

Howie Howard works as a Quality Systems and Analytics Manager for DCCCA, a Lawrence-based human services non-profit.

11:13

  1. M/S Ride – “Let’s Get Out of Here (feat. Cory)”
    from: Fight Songs / Mr. Furious Records / November 1, 2022
    [M/S Ride is multi-instrumentalist Howie Howard’s new solo album, FIGHT SONGS, released on November 1, 2022. Howie has played in several bands including: Mars Lights, Dark Satellites, Night Mode, howie&scott, and Five Star Crush. Howie is the founder of Mr. Furious Records that he started in 2004 after graduating from college. Mr. Furious Records puts out 4-5 projects a year. Along with Nate Holt and Royce Diamond, Howie is the co-host and producer of The Long Play Listening Party an area podcast that interviews area musicians and plays from their latest releases. More info at: linktr.ee/thelongplayLP. Howie started his first indie band in 10th grade, Howie grew up in Crete, Nebraska and graduated from Doane University, singing and playing drums in school groups the whole time. Howie moved to Kansas City in 2005 and Lawrenc, Kansas in 2015. Howie Howard works as a Quality Systems and Analytics Manager for DCCCA, a Lawrence-based human services non-profit. Howie writes that, “FIGHT SONGS is mostly about his relationship with his spouse Cari Ann Kreienhop. More information at: http://www.mrfuriousrecords.com.]

11:16 – Interview with Howie Howard

Howie Howard joins to share details about his new solo album, FIGHT SONGS from M/S Ride, released on November 1, 2022. Howie has played in several bands including: Mars Lights, Dark Satellites, Night Mode, howie&scott, and Five Star Crush. Howie is the founder of Mr. Furious Records that he started in 2004 after graduating from college. Mr. Furious Records puts out 4-5 projects a year. Along with Nate Holt and Royce Diamond, Howie is the co-host and producer of The Long Play Listening Party an area podcast that interviews area musicians and plays from their latest releases. More info at: linktr.ee/thelongplayLP. Howie started his first indie band in 10th grade, Howie grew up in Crete, Nebraska and graduated from Doane University, singing and playing drums in school groups the whole time. Howie moved to Kansas City in 2005 and Lawrence, Kansas in 2015. Howie Howard works as a Quality Systems and Analytics Manager for DCCCA, a Lawrence-based human services non-profit. Howie writes that, “FIGHT SONGS is mostly about his relationship with his spouse Cari Ann Kreienhop. More information at: http://www.mrfuriousrecords.com.

Howie Howard, thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

“FIGHT SONGS is mostly about his relationship with his spouse Cari Ann Kreienhop.

FIGHT SONGS

1.Cooky
2.The Last Last Time (feat. Cory)
3.Time I Would Spend
4.Lost f Drew
5.March 401st (feat. Drew)
6.Sinking Is Easy
7.Fight Song (arrangement by Scott Morris)
8.Hey Sleepyhead (feat. Rob and Aaron)
9.Let’s Get Out Of Here (feat. Cory
10.(She Was) The Greatest (By Far) (feat. Scott)
11.Maybe This One f Nate
12.Look The Other Way (Cool Song For Miles)
13.So, Did I Miss You? (feat. Scott)

Howie is the founder of Mr. Furious Records that he started in 2004 after graduating from college. Mr. Furious Records puts out 4-5 projects a year.

“Fight Songs (arranged Scott Morris)”

Howie Howard, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Howie Howard joins to share details about his new solo album, FIGHT SONGS from M/S Ride, released on November 1, 2022. More information at: http://www.mrfuriousrecords.com.

11:24

  1. M/S Ride – “Fight Songs (Arranged by Scott)”
    from: Fight Songs / Mr. Furious Records / November 1, 2022
    [M/S Ride is multi-instrumentalist Howie Howard’s new solo album, FIGHT SONGS, released on November 1, 2022. Howie has played in several bands including: Mars Lights, Dark Satellites, Night Mode, howie&scott, and Five Star Crush. Howie is the founder of Mr. Furious Records that he started in 2004 after graduating from college. Mr. Furious Records puts out 4-5 projects a year. Along with Nate Holt and Royce Diamond, Howie is the co-host and producer of The Long Play Listening Party an area podcast that interviews area musicians and plays from their latest releases. More info at: linktr.ee/thelongplayLP. Howie started his first indie band in 10th grade, Howie grew up in Crete, Nebraska and graduated from Doane University, singing and playing drums in school groups the whole time. Howie moved to Kansas City in 2005 and Lawrence, Kansas in 2015. Howie Howard works as a Quality Systems and Analytics Manager for DCCCA, a Lawrence-based human services non-profit. Howie writes that, “FIGHT SONGS is mostly about his relationship with his spouse Cari Ann Kreienhop. More information at: http://www.mrfuriousrecords.com.]

11:28 – Underwriting

  1. Ivory Blue – “Red Light”
    from: “Red Light” – Single / Sound Ballistics Music & Publishing / October 28, 2022
    [Ivory Blue signed a publishing deal with Sound Ballistics Music & Publishing of Atlanta GA on August 18, 2021. This company is handling publishing. Ivory Blue released their full length debut album COMPOUND LOVE on February 25, 2022. For COMPOUND LOVE Ivory served as songwriter, producer, vocalist and played all instruments with the exception of: Lester Estelle on drums, Klaartje Van Lue on piano, Craig Kew on bass, Lennon Bone on drums, and Marco Pascolini on pedal steel guitar. Nick Poortman served in mixing, with Kurt Festge who also served in mixing & Mastering. KC based singer songwriter and rock & roller, Ivory Blue is currently in the studio putting together a new full length 10-song album called “Compound Love” for release in 2022. Ivory Blue’s debut EP, Ready Get Set was released in June 2015 and had wide radio airplay on this show and multiple radio and television stations in Kansas City and across the country. In 2017 Ivory was among 1800 bands that competed in neXt2Rock. Ivory won local & regional challenges and advanced to nationals in Los Angeles to win the top prize. Ivory Blue has played Crossroads Music Festival, The Middle of the Map Festival, The Westport Roots Festival, the KCPT Screening of “Real Boy” at The Kansas City Public Library., and Kauffman Stadium. // Ivory Blue was born in 1986 in Peoria Illinois, as Devin James Miclettet. Ivory’s birth mother put them up for adoption at the age of four. Ivory speaks about how it was difficult to find trust in people offering their home to someone denied it for so long, Ivory lived with eight different families. before running away at 15. // Ivory has talked with us about how in their life they have turned to music to express pain. Ivory spent most of their childhood looking for a family. In 2010 Klaartje Van Lue saw Ivory performing in a YouTube video and contacted them, flying them Ivory KC, and adopting Ivory into the Van Lue family. During the past 10 years Ivory came out as “Non-Binary Transgender. // As a multi-instrumentalist, Ivory began refining their performance style, using digital looping pedals to stack harmonies and guitar parts live on stage, giving their solo shows the feel of a full band. In 2011, Ivory settled in Kansas City, MO and quickly began attracting an intense regional following for their strong vocals and incisive, deeply personal lyrics. // By 2013, IVORY BLUE was playing regularly in and around Kansas City and the first EP ‘Ready Get Set’ was released. in 2015. While the EP helped spread the word and got much attention from regional radio and TV stations, a big break would come in 2017. Ivory entered NeXt2Rock, a nationwide talent search with over 1800 artists/bands who applied to find fresh and promising rock artists. The top 5 national bands battled it off for the win in Los Angeles CA at the legendary Viper Room, with judges Scott Borchetta (BMLG), John Varvatos (fashion designer), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols Guitarist and Host of “Jonesy’s Jukebox”), Desmond Child (Musician, producer), Chris Lord-Alge (producer), Ivory Blue won over the judges and became the grand prize winner! Ivory Ivory won the contest and a one-year record deal with BMLG who re-released the song Ready Get Set from the 2015 EP. Ivory’s 2018 re-release of ‘Ready Get Set’ undauntedly received National and International airplay within weeks. For their upcoming album, IVORY BLUE is producing all the tracks with the exception of Drums and Bass. Ivory is currently working with Lester Estelle (Drummer for Kelly Clarkson), Craig Kew (Bass) KC, Kurt Festge (Mastering | Citizen Kane & Vilent Femmes) NC. and Nick Poortman (LA based Los Angeles based Producer, Engineer, Mixer, and Songwriter) Nick has worked alongside producers including Justin Gray, Gil Norton, Big Tank, and Greg Haver on sessions throughout the USA, UK, Europe, and New Zealand. // On August 18th 2021 Ivory Blue signed a publishing deal with Sound Ballistics Music & Publishing out of Atlanta GA. // Ivory released the singles: “Elite Dreamland,” on Feb. 17, 2021, “Half a Life” on Sept. 20, 2021. Ivory Blue released the video of “Family Table” directed by Mikal Shapiro, on August 21, 2021 and the audio track was released on September 7, 2021. Ivory Blue released the single “Good Changes” on Oct 26, 2021. Ivory Blue released the singles: “Heavy,” “Bad Weather,” “It Must Have Been Me,” “Compound Love,” and “The Start” on December 14, 2021. Ivory Blue joined us on WMM on November 10, September 15, and July 28, in 2021. More info at: https://linktr.ee/ivorybluemusic%5D

11:33 – Interview with Ivory Blue

IVORY BLUE is here in our 90.1 FM studios to share details about their new single & video, “Starlit Love Child” released October 28, 2022, from their forthcoming 2023 album. The new single comes via Dark Spark Music owned and operated by veteran rock manager Vicky Hamilton. IVORY BLUE started writing music at a very young age, creating their unique alt-rock sound, using a tape recorder to superimpose sounds that added to a song production. After starting performances in coffee shops and small venues, they began refining their performance style, using digital looping pedals to stack harmonies and guitar parts live on stage, giving their solo shows the feel of a full band. In 2011, IVORY BLUE settled in Kansas City, MO and quickly began attracting a following for their strong vocals and deeply personal lyrics. On July 29th, 2022, and after studying the craft of recording and self- producing, this amazing singer-songwriter with a passionate love for everyone struggling through life, released their first full length album, COMPOUND LOVE. This was followed by their single, “Red Light” and now “Starlit Love Child.” More info at: https://linktr.ee/ivorybluemusic

Ivory Blue thanks for being with us on WMM.

Musician, songwriter, and producer Ivory Blue joins us to talk about their new single “Starlit Love Child album. This comes after the release of Ivory’s debut full-length album, COMPOUND LOVE released on February 25, 2022. Ivory Blue signed a publishing deal with Sound Ballistics Music & Publishing of Atlanta GA on August 18, 2021. This company is managing Ivory and handling all of their publishing. For COMPOUND LOVE Ivory served as songwriter, producer, vocalist and played all instruments with the exception of: Lester Estelle on drums, Klaartje Van Lue on piano, Craig Kew on bass, Lennon Bone on drums, and Marco Pascolini on pedal steel guitar. Nick Poortman served in mixing, with Kurt Festge who also served in mixing & Mastering. More info at: http://www.ivorybluemusic.com

Congratulations on your new album COMPOUND LOVE to be released February 25. 2022.

IVORY BLUE lived a nomadic existence until settling in Kansas City MO and becoming part of the local musical community. After winning a nationwide talent contest in 2017 Ivory Blue started having success with some national and international radio play which continues today.

Ivory Blue was born in 1986 in Peoria Illinois, as Devin James Miclettet. Ivory’s birth mother put them up for adoption at the age of four. Ivory speaks about how it was difficult to find trust in people offering their home to someone denied it for so long, Ivory lived with eight different families. before running away at 15.

Ivory has talked with us about how in their life they have turned to music to express pain. Ivory spent most of their childhood looking for a family. In 2010 Klaartje Van Lue saw Ivory performing in a YouTube video and contacted them, flying Ivory to KC, and adopting Ivory into the Van Lue family. During the past 10 years Ivory came out as “Non-Binary Transgender.

As a multi-instrumentalist, Ivory began refining their performance style, using digital looping pedals to stack harmonies and guitar parts live on stage, giving their solo shows the feel of a full band. In 2011, Ivory settled in Kansas City, MO and quickly began attracting an intense regional following for their strong vocals and incisive, deeply personal lyrics.

By 2013, IVORY BLUE was playing regularly in and around Kansas City and the first EP ‘Ready Get Set’ was released. in 2015. While the EP helped spread the word and got much attention from regional radio and TV stations, a big break would come in 2017.

Ivory entered NeXt2Rock, a nationwide talent search with over 1800 artists/bands who applied to find fresh and promising rock artists. The top 5 national bands battled it off for the win in Los Angeles CA at the legendary Viper Room, with judges Scott Borchetta (BMLG), John Varvatos (fashion designer), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols Guitarist and Host of “Jonesy’s Jukebox”), Desmond Child (Musician, producer), Chris Lord-Alge (producer), Ivory Blue won over the judges and became the grand prize winner! Ivory

Ivory won the contest and a one-year record deal with BMLG who re-released the song Ready Get Set from the 2015 EP. Ivory’s 2018 re-release of ‘Ready Get Set’ undauntedly received National and International airplay within weeks.

NeXt2Rock Judges Comments about Ivory Blue:

“You got star quality and a lot of potential” by Steve Jones (Sex Pistols Guitarist and Host of “Jonesy’s Jukebox” on KLOS (95.5) Los Angeles, CA, USA)

“Giving us the diamond in the rough we can only dream of, the foundation that’s built underneath it, that’s what music is made from. by Chris Lord-Alge (Engineer/Mixer).

“I love everything about you, you sing what you live, you’re fantastic” by Desmond Child (Musician \ Songwriter and Producer).

“We’ve been waiting for the WOW, and you are the WOW”, “You’re a true artist” by John Varvatos (Fashion Designer and Record Label Head)

“You exude artistry from the minute you step on that stage” by Scott Borchetta – Big Machine Label Group president and CEO.

“There’s something special about you”, “You’re a true artist” by Gavin Rossdale (British musician, singer, lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band BUSH).

Ivory Blue has played Crossroads Music festival, The Middle of the Map Festival, The Westport Roots Festival, Kansas City Public Library, and Kauffman Stadium.

11:41

  1. Ivory Blue – “Starlit Love Child”
    from: “Starlit Live Child’ – Single / Sound Ballistics Music & Publishing / October 28, 2022
    [Ivory Blue signed a publishing deal with Sound Ballistics Music & Publishing of Atlanta GA on August 18, 2021. This company is managing Ivory and handling all of their publishing. Ivory Blue released their full length debut album COMPOUND LOVE on February 25, 2022. For COMPOUND LOVE Ivory served as songwriter, producer, vocalist and played all instruments with the exception of: Lester Estelle on drums, Klaartje Van Lue on piano, Craig Kew on bass, Lennon Bone on drums, and Marco Pascolini on pedal steel guitar. Nick Poortman served in mixing, with Kurt Festge who also served in mixing & Mastering. KC based singer songwriter and rock & roller, Ivory Blue is currently in the studio putting together a new full length 10-song album called “Compound Love” for release in 2022. Ivory Blue’s debut EP, Ready Get Set was released in June 2015 and had wide radio airplay on this show and multiple radio and television stations in Kansas City and across the country. In 2017 Ivory was among 1800 bands that competed in neXt2Rock. Ivory won local & regional challenges and advanced to nationals in Los Angeles to win the top prize. Ivory Blue has played Crossroads Music Festival, The Middle of the Map Festival, The Westport Roots Festival, the KCPT Screening of “Real Boy” at The Kansas City Public Library., and Kauffman Stadium. // Ivory Blue was born in 1986 in Peoria Illinois, as Devin James Miclettet. Ivory’s birth mother put them up for adoption at the age of four. Ivory speaks about how it was difficult to find trust in people offering their home to someone denied it for so long, Ivory lived with eight different families. before running away at 15. // Ivory has talked with us about how in their life they have turned to music to express pain. Ivory spent most of their childhood looking for a family. In 2010 Klaartje Van Lue saw Ivory performing in a YouTube video and contacted them, flying them Ivory KC, and adopting Ivory into the Van Lue family. During the past 10 years Ivory came out as “Non-Binary Transgender. // As a multi-instrumentalist, Ivory began refining their performance style, using digital looping pedals to stack harmonies and guitar parts live on stage, giving their solo shows the feel of a full band. In 2011, Ivory settled in Kansas City, MO and quickly began attracting an intense regional following for their strong vocals and incisive, deeply personal lyrics. // By 2013, IVORY BLUE was playing regularly in and around Kansas City and the first EP ‘Ready Get Set’ was released. in 2015. While the EP helped spread the word and got much attention from regional radio and TV stations, a big break would come in 2017.
    Ivory entered NeXt2Rock, a nationwide talent search with over 1800 artists/bands who applied to find fresh and promising rock artists. The top 5 national bands battled it off for the win in Los Angeles CA at the legendary Viper Room, with judges Scott Borchetta (BMLG), John Varvatos (fashion designer), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols Guitarist and Host of “Jonesy’s Jukebox”), Desmond Child (Musician, producer), Chris Lord-Alge (producer), Ivory Blue won over the judges and became the grand prize winner! Ivory Ivory won the contest and a one-year record deal with BMLG who re-released the song Ready Get Set from the 2015 EP. Ivory’s 2018 re-release of ‘Ready Get Set’ undauntedly received National and International airplay within weeks. For their upcoming album, IVORY BLUE is producing all the tracks with the exception of Drums and Bass. Ivory is currently working with Lester Estelle (Drummer for Kelly Clarkson), Craig Kew (Bass) KC, Kurt Festge (Mastering | Citizen Kane & Vilent Femmes) NC. and Nick Poortman (LA based Los Angeles based Producer, Engineer, Mixer, and Songwriter) Nick has worked alongside producers including Justin Gray, Gil Norton, Big Tank, and Greg Haver on sessions throughout the USA, UK, Europe, and New Zealand. // On August 18th 2021 Ivory Blue signed a publishing deal with Sound Ballistics Music & Publishing out of Atlanta GA. // Ivory released the singles: “Elite Dreamland,” on Feb. 17, 2021, “Half a Life” on Sept. 20, 2021. Ivory Blue released the video of “Family Table” directed by Mikal Shapiro, on August 21, 2021 and the audio track was released on September 7, 2021. Ivory Blue released the single “Good Changes” on Oct 26, 2021. Ivory Blue released the singles: “Heavy,” “Bad Weather,” “It Must Have Been Me,” “Compound Love,” and “The Start” on December 14, 2021. Ivory Blue joined us on WMM on November 10, September 15, and July 28, in 2021. More info at: https://linktr.ee/ivorybluemusic%5D

11:44 – Interview with Ivory Blue

IVORY BLUE joins us to share details about their new single & video, “Starlit Love Child” released October 28, 2022, from their forthcoming 2023 album. The new single comes via Dark Spark Music owned and operated by veteran rock manager Vicky Hamilton. IVORY BLUE started writing music at a very young age, creating their unique alt-rock sound, using a tape recorder to superimpose sounds that added to a song production. After starting performances in coffee shops and small venues, they began refining their performance style, using digital looping pedals to stack harmonies and guitar parts live on stage, giving their solo shows the feel of a full band. In 2011, IVORY BLUE settled in Kansas City, MO and quickly began attracting a following for their strong vocals and deeply personal lyrics. On July 29th, 2022, and after studying the craft of recording and self- producing, this amazing singer-songwriter with a passionate love for everyone struggling through life, released their first full length album, COMPOUND LOVE. This was followed by their single, “Red Light” and now “Starlit Love Child.” More info at: https://linktr.ee/ivorybluemusic

Icvory Blue thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Ivory Blue has been busy in the studio putting together new music for upcoming releases after the spring 2022 release of their debut full length album COMPOUND LOVE. In 2020 Ivory released the singles “Elite Dreamland,” (Feb. 17, 2021), “Half a Life” (Sept. 20, 2021), and “Family Tables” on September 7, 2021.

In February 2020 and after studying the craft of recording and self-producing, this amazing singer-songwriter with soaring vocals, passionate love for everyone struggling through life, released ‘Elite Dreamland’. There are no words to describe the incredible artistry behind this song. a single that hits your heart about understanding how it feels to be misunderstood in a world of people that seem to know what they are doing.

IVORY BLUE produces all the tracks with the exception of Drums and Bass. Ivory is currently working with Lester Estelle (Drummer for Kelly Clarkson), Craig Kew (Bass) KC, Kurt Festge (Mastering | Citizen Kane & Vilent Femmes) NC. and Nick Poortman (LA based Los Angeles based Producer, Engineer, Mixer, and Songwriter) Nick has worked alongside producers including Justin Gray, Gil Norton, Big Tank, and Greg Haver on sessions throughout the USA, UK, Europe, and New Zealand.

Ivory Blue released the video of ‘FAMILY TABLES’ on August 21, 2021 and the track was released on September 7, 2021. Ivory Blue is currently finishing the first full length CD/Album ‘Compound Love’ to be released in 2021 as well as the Red Light EP for 2022.

“Family Tables” hit #1 on Banks Radio in Australia the first week of the release. 23 countries have listed on Ivory’s Spotify reports and that after just 1 week released.

Kayden Gorden from The Kayden Gordon Radio Show has asked for a radio interview. The Kayden Gordon show is heard on 60+ stations (FM & Online) across the world.

IVORY BLUE signed with Sound Ballistics Music & Publishing on Aug 18th, 2021. This is a new Publishing Company out of the Atlanta GA area. They have big plans for IVORY BLUE. Ben Baeumert. Founder and CEO is an artist himself with many years of experience in the music industry. He’s already been contacted by a large music supervisor company who said that IVORY BLUE’s music is amazing and that they love everything about the artist and wants to pitch the music to Music Licensees for potential TV, Film, commercials etc. That’s exciting news knowing that this will push music to a lot of listeners.

They were going to take over management for IVORY BLUE per my request, but instead partnered up with us to help the business grow and keep me as sole manager for IVORY BLUE and at their request other artists as well. I am therefore going to continue as Devin’s manager (she actually didn’t want me to hand over to another manager so was so happy about that decision) As far as the other artists, I haven’t made a final decision yet.

https://www.ivorybluemusic.com/post/article-links-on-family-tables
https://www.ionindiemagazine.com

Ivory Blue has been on the WMM 15 times since 2015.

Ivory Blue thanks for being with us on WMM.

IVORY BLUE’s new single & video, “Starlit Love Child” was released October 28, 2022, from their forthcoming 2023 album. The new single comes via Dark Spark Music owned and operated by veteran rock manager Vicky Hamilton. More info at: http://www.ivorybluemusic.com

For Wednesday MidDay Medley & Ivory Blue. I’m Mark Manning. Thanks for listening!

11:54

  1. Ivory Blue – “Heavy”
    from: “Compound Love / Sound Ballistics Music & Publishing / February 25, 2022
    [Ivory Blue signed a publishing deal with Sound Ballistics Music & Publishing of Atlanta GA on August 18, 2021. This company is managing Ivory and handling all of their publishing. For COMPOUND LOVE Ivory served as songwriter, producer, vocalist and played all instruments with the exception of: Lester Estelle on drums, Klaartje Van Lue on piano, Craig Kew on bass, Lennon Bone on drums, and Marco Pascolini on pedal steel guitar. Nick Poortman served in mixing, with Kurt Festge who also served in mixing & Mastering. KC based singer songwriter and rock & roller, Ivory Blue is currently in the studio putting together a new full length 10-song album called “Compound Love” for release in 2022. Ivory Blue’s debut EP, Ready Get Set was released in June 2015 and had wide radio airplay on this show and multiple radio and television stations in Kansas City and across the country. In 2017 Ivory was among 1800 bands that competed in neXt2Rock. Ivory won local & regional challenges and advanced to nationals in Los Angeles to win the top prize. Ivory Blue has played Crossroads Music Festival, The Middle of the Map Festival, The Westport Roots Festival, the KCPT Screening of “Real Boy” at The Kansas City Public Library., and Kauffman Stadium. // Ivory Blue was born in 1986 in Peoria Illinois, as Devin James Miclettet. Ivory’s birth mother put them up for adoption at the age of four. Ivory speaks about how it was difficult to find trust in people offering their home to someone denied it for so long, Ivory lived with eight different families. before running away at 15. // Ivory has talked with us about how in their life they have turned to music to express pain. Ivory spent most of their childhood looking for a family. In 2010 Klaartje Van Lue saw Ivory performing in a YouTube video and contacted them, flying them Ivory KC, and adopting Ivory into the Van Lue family. During the past 10 years Ivory came out as “Non-Binary Transgender. // As a multi-instrumentalist, Ivory began refining their performance style, using digital looping pedals to stack harmonies and guitar parts live on stage, giving their solo shows the feel of a full band. In 2011, Ivory settled in Kansas City, MO and quickly began attracting an intense regional following for their strong vocals and incisive, deeply personal lyrics. // By 2013, IVORY BLUE was playing regularly in and around Kansas City and the first EP ‘Ready Get Set’ was released. in 2015. While the EP helped spread the word and got much attention from regional radio and TV stations, a big break would come in 2017. // Ivory entered NeXt2Rock, a nationwide talent search with over 1800 artists/bands who applied to find fresh and promising rock artists. The top 5 national bands battled it off for the win in Los Angeles CA at the legendary Viper Room, with judges Scott Borchetta (BMLG), John Varvatos (fashion designer), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols Guitarist and Host of “Jonesy’s Jukebox”), Desmond Child (Musician, producer), Chris Lord-Alge (producer), Ivory Blue won over the judges and became the grand prize winner! Ivory Ivory won the contest and a one-year record deal with BMLG who re-released the song Ready Get Set from the 2015 EP. Ivory’s 2018 re-release of ‘Ready Get Set’ undauntedly received National and International airplay within weeks. For their upcoming album, IVORY BLUE is producing all the tracks with the exception of Drums and Bass. Ivory is currently working with Lester Estelle (Drummer for Kelly Clarkson), Craig Kew (Bass) KC, Kurt Festge (Mastering | Citizen Kane & Vilent Femmes) NC. and Nick Poortman (LA based Los Angeles based Producer, Engineer, Mixer, and Songwriter) Nick has worked alongside producers including Justin Gray, Gil Norton, Big Tank, and Greg Haver on sessions throughout the USA, UK, Europe, and New Zealand. // On August 18th 2021 Ivory Blue signed a publishing deal with Sound Ballistics Music & Publishing out of Atlanta GA. // Ivory released the singles: “Elite Dreamland,” on Feb. 17, 2021, “Half a Life” on Sept. 20, 2021. Ivory Blue released the video of “Family Table” directed by Mikal Shapiro, on August 21, 2021 and the audio track was released on September 7, 2021. Ivory Blue released the single “Good Changes” on Oct 26, 2021. Ivory Blue released the singles: “Heavy,” “Bad Weather,” “It Must Have Been Me,” “Compound Love,” and “The Start” on December 14, 2021. Ivory Blue joined us on WMM on November 10, September 15, and July 28, in 2021. More info at: https://linktr.ee/ivorybluemusic%5D
  1. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
    from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Next week on Wednesday, November 16, we welcome Eddie Moore, Glenn North, and Pure XTC

Thank you to ALL of those who donated to Wednesday MidDay Medley during of KKFI 90.1 FM Fall Fund Drive!!! Between our two on-air shows, and our Facebook Fundraiser, we have raised a grand total of $3041.00 from 50 individual donors!!! THANK YOU!

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